a little house warming gift

an apron for a friend who is moving in to her own place soon!

i remember having seen a book (i think its called A is for Apron) sometime ago, and i’ve made a mental note about one of the designs which i like very much.  so, when i heard that Clem just got her own place, i thought it would be a perfect thing to make for her.

i hope she will like it 🙂

the bib has a tie (i used satin black ribbon) which i think was a real pretty thing, and make it adjustable to fit the wearer. the apron features a wide waistband/sash with A-line skirt, and pleated hem.

From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”  Matthew 4:17

…j

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aprons, glorious aprons!

i made these matching aprons for my dad and mom!  they are in food business, so apron to them is something of essential.  i would have love to throw in some ahem! designs and stuff, you know, ruffles, pleats etc etc.. but mom warned me that they have got to be boring practical.  but i liked that they now have what i call the matching love-birds aprons 😛

the apron for dad is slightly bigger than that for mom, both has adjustable neck ties. dad's apron has two large pockets, one of which has hook and loop velcro tape. mom's apron has two big pockets as well, and one smaller pocket on top of the other, fastened with buttons. i also added a loop on the side of the pockets to hold kitchen towel or such

now, as i am looking at the picture, i am thinking maybe i should have ignored my mom’s warning, and done some embroidery after all… hmmm… if only i hadn’t have them sent out yet!

Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.  Psalm 119:37

…j

a birthday gift..

been busy busy busy the whole week.. argghh… 

but, i am so happy i finally managed to send this out today, for a very dear friend. ooppss, her birthday is today, but it would probably be a week before she received it. better late than never for sure.

i really love this fabric. i hand drawn the pattern and simply added pleats around the edges.

❤ a heart shaped pocket with ruffles ❤

and then my lil j wanted to ‘try’ my cooking because i was wearing the apron to take these pictures…

this is lil j's kitchen apron. i made a mini version for him to match mine, which i got as a souvenir from our trip earlier this year. my master-chef wanted to make sure my 'cooking' was up to mark 😛

i hope FG will love the apron.  happy birthday my dear friend!

If you then, though you are evil, know ho to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”  Luke 11:13

…j